Detained by a draw, Jurgen Klopp pointed to West Brom’s defensive style
Liverpool failed to continue the positive trend when they hosted West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League continued last weekend. After the match, coach Jurgen Klopp seemed unacceptable to the result and insinuated the defensive style applied by the Baggies.
As is known, Liverpool did face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League continued, Sunday night WIB yesterday (27/12).
In the match that took place at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s men did look dominant in the first half. How come? West Bromwich Albion looks only to survive with their unique tactics.
But the tight defense finally missed by Sadio Mane’s goal, but fortunately, before the break, Semi Ajayi managed to score an equalizer.
The 1-1 draw score did not change throughout the second half, in other words the two teams had to settle for sharing one point.
For Liverpool, obviously this draw is not good, considering they need points to maintain their position at the top of the standings. No wonder the coach Jurgen Klopp did not seem to accept these results.
After the match, the German tactician quipped West Bromwich’s defensive style of play and formation.
“I don’t think anyone can expect the team to play like West Brom in the first half, like 6-4 or whatever. I think we did well, “Klopp told Sky Sports.
However, Klopp did not fully blame the opposing team’s playing style, considering that his team also played below standard in this match.
“The second half we didn’t do the same thing again, they had three counter attacks, too many corners. It is our fault and that’s why it’s just one point, not three, “he complained.
Furthermore, the former Dortmund coach even praised West Bromwich Albion, because after all, Sam Allardyce’s men were completely defensive for 90 minutes of the match.
“West Brom deserved the points tonight because we didn’t finish the game. It’s hard to create opportunities. In the end everyone knows and feels we should and can do better tonight, “he said.